The Houston Rockets have suspended rookie first-round pick Royce White, who has yet to appear in a game for the team, according to Mark Berman of Fox Sports. Via Berman, Rockets general manager Darryl Morey released a statement:
"The Houston Rockets have suspended Royce White immediately for refusing to provide services as required by his Uniform Player Contract," Morey said. "We will continue to work with Royce to hopefully come to a resolution."
White, the 16th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, suffers from an anxiety disorder and has been critical of how the Rockets have dealt with his condition. He recently discussed his condition at length on Sirius XM's 'Off the Dribble' show. After the suspension, White vented his frustrations on Twitter.
"What's suspending me suppose to do…I've been away from the team for a month 1/2. Guess we want to give it a title to shift accountability," White tweeted.